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A fantastic phone with great performance and battery life
Now that I have finished using the IDOL 3 4.7 as my daily driver, I have to ask myself if I am going to miss it when I switch back to my Nexus 6. The answer is yes, but not all of it. I will not miss the camera, and I will be happy to return to my 2K screen. But there are definitely parts of the IDOL 3 4.7 I am going to miss. Most notably, the Reversible UI feature which I enjoy so much. Also, just the fluidity and smoothness of performance.
Should you go out and buy the IDOL 3 4.7? It honestly depends on your budget. If you are set on not spending over $200 on a phone, I would s... Full review
Smaller but not better
Offers good value in such a compact package
We can’t stress enough about its pricing! At $179.99 outright, the Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 4.7-inch offers good value in such a compact package – more so when there are so many qualities we like about it. The svelte construction and its compact size are perhaps the biggest standouts.
Alcatel helped established this new movement of “value” phones on a budget with the introduction of its 5.5-inch model earlier in the year. This 4.7-inch version follows in a similar manner, too. Right now, its biggest rival is arguably the 2015 Moto G, another phone that’s... Full review
An affordable and compact unlocked smartphone
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 is a $180 phone that looks and handles like a $350 phone. Under any other circumstances, I'd give it my wholehearted recommendation. The problem is that the same-price Moto G offers a customizable design via MotoMaker, IPX7 water resistance, better battery life, and a mostly stock Android experience. There are also custom features like Moto Display, which lets you interact with notifications when your screen is off, and Moto Assist, which can recognize when you're asleep or in a meeting and alter notifications accordingly. Then there's also the promise of rel... Full review
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